Benni Hemm Hemm


Benni Hemm Hemm
FF Ekki CC

out: 18.03.2011

Benni Hemm Hemm: FF Ekki CC







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FF Ekki CC

Benni Hemm Hemm is an Icelandic band lead by Benedikt H. Hermannsson. His band is ever-changing, so you can regularly hear Benni Hemm Hemm perform solo or as a trio or a ten piece band with horns and electric guitars, and occasionally the band expands to ridiculous sizes and reach numbers like 40 or 50, when the band collaborates with symphonic orchestras and choirs.
For Benni Hemm Hemm's latest album Benedikt decided to rely solely on the magnificent band Retro Stefson, who played the whole album with him in Sundlaugin, Sigur Rós's studio in Mosfellbær, Iceland. The album is called Skot and will be released on April 1st. Skot is Benni Hemm Hemm's fourth LP and there he shows a different side on songwriting and arrangements as well as recording and production. There's no brass at all, there are lots of electric guitars, keyboards and harmoniums and harmonicas. In every way this new album is a departure from the previous ones, towards a playful sound and surreal yet serious lyrics, which feature thoughts on vegetarianism, fighting authority, kings and troubadours of medieval France, death, and the joy of life to name a few of the lyric subjects.
FF ekki CC is the first single from Skot. The lyrics are a conversation between Benedikt and himself in a parallel universe, where the two Benedikts discuss how on earth it's possible to keep on eating meat and how stupid and lazy we are in every way to delay the decision to stop for once and for all.
Benni Hemm Hemm's friends FM Belfast made a fantastic reggae remix of FF ekki CC. They didn't only remix the song, they also remixed the cover! The front of the 7" cover shows a part of the album cover design for Skot, and the back of the cover is a remixed version of the original one. Lóa from FM Belfast made the picture remix. The digital download has also an extra song, an epic remix of Vilhjálmur af Poitou made by Zoon van SnooK.


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